Tuesday Night Training w/ Co. 27

      

The members of the Washington Fire Co. and the Citezen’s Fire & Rescue Co. got together on Tuesday evening and took advantadge of the warmer weater to conduct a joint training.  Crews worked on hose line advancement.  Additional photos can be viewed on our Facebook page by clicking on this LINK.

As always, Thank You for your continued support……..

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Gun Raffle Tickets Now Available

We now have Gun Raffle Tickets available for purchase at the Station, 53 E. Main Street in Mechanicsburg.  Tickets are $50 each.  The Raffle will be held at the Carlisle Fairgrounds on Saturday, July 29th beginning at 12 Noon.  The purchase of a ticket includes food and beverage, served from 12 – 6 on the day of the event.  Doors open at Noon.  The Prize List includes:

  • 54 Guns
  • 2 Crossbows
  • 4 Four-wheelers
  • 1 Bad Boy Buggy
  • 2 Hunting Trips
  • $12,500 Cash Grand Prize  ($25,000 Total Cash Prizes)

  

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2017 Events Page updated

The Events Page listing all of our fund raising events for 2017 has been updated. Please click the EVENTS link for more information.

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2017 Awards Banquet

On Saturday, February 18th, the members of the Washington Fire Co. #1 of Mechanicsburg, as well as invited guests from surrounding departments and special invited guests, gathered for the 159th Annual Awards Banquet held at the Mechanicsburg Club.  The program consisted of a meal, followed by a speaker, and then the annual Company awards were presented.  A DJ completed the evening w/ music and dancing.  A special shout-out to the members of the Hampden Twp. Vol. Fire Company for providing additional coverage to our response areas.  More photos can be seen on our Facebook page at this link:  PHOTOS 

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WEBSITE ISSUES

Due to unforseen issues with our website, we had to restore it back to an earlier date and time.  We are actively working on getting the website updated again.  Please visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/washies28/

Thank you for your patience and understanding……..

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Thursday Late Evening Kitchen Fire

Around 1130 pm last night, the 1st alarm assignment was dispatched to the Shenadoah Apartments on East Allen Street for Smoke in the Building. Chief 28 arrived to find a kitchen fire out on the 2nd floor of the 3 story apartment building. The resident used a bucket of water to put out a grease fire on the stove that had minor extension to the wall. The apartment was charged with smoke to the knee level. Engine 128 (with 4) laid a supply line and also pulled a handline for precautionary reasons. Engine 127, Trucks 28 & 23, Rescues 28 & 28 arrived and assisted with manpower and ventilation. Engine 227 staged at the hydrant with Engine 223. Engine 137 also staged. The box was quickly reduced to the Borough Companies and Truck 23. Ambulance Co. 82 provided EMS services. Units cleared within an hour with Chief 8 in command. Company 28 had 16 personnel on scene.

 

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3 Calls for Wednesday including a Working Fire

Yesterday morning around 0045, Engine 128 was dispatched to assist Company 27 with a Pickup Truck fire in the 300 block of South Washington St. Chief 8 quickly held E127 and placed Company 28 inservice.

Just after 0430, the 1st Alarm Assignment was sent to the 1st block of West Simpson Street for a reported garage fire. Mechanicsburg PD arrived and confirmed a working garage fire. Engine 128 arrived second in and supplied E127. The fire was quickly knocked down. Company 28 members assisted with fire attack and overhaul. Crews were out just over an hour.

The PSP Fire Marshal is investigating both incidents.

Around 930 am, both departments were sent to the intersection of Main & York Streets for a reported MVA w/ possible entrapment. Rescue 27 & Rescue 28 arrived to find a very minor mva with negative entrapment and 1 person to be injured. Engine 228 also responded. Crews assisted with debris removal and cleared within 20 minutes.

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7/11 – 2 Calls for Thursday

7-11 – After a quiet week of no calls, Truck 28 was dispatched as part of the 1st Alarm assignment in Silver Spring Township for Smoke in the House. The Truck responded with 6 and staged on Side A. The crew assisted with packing 5 inch on E127 before returning.

Not long after crew returned from the truck call, Rescue 28 was dispatched to transfer to Lower Allen Station 2 (Company 12) while they operated on a 1+ alarm fire in the township. The Rescue transferred with 9 personnel and handled no calls during the 3 hour stay.

Rescue Transfer

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Early Morning Work in the 27 Box

Just after midnight and most of our members just got home from cleaning up from Jubilee Day, CC911 dropped the tones for a reported garage fire in the 400-blk of South York Street. Chief 8 (Seagrist) was advised of multiple calls and arrived with a working 2 story garage with fire showing. Engine 128 (with 7) arrived right behind Engine 127 (Citizens) and supplied the 5 inch supply line. The crew from Engine 128 pulled 2 handlines off Engine 127 and knocked majority of the fire down with the assistance of Company 27 personnel. Crews initially did an exterior attack due to the condition of the garage and for the amount of items being stored throughout. Truck 28 (with 2) and Rescue 28 (with 2) arrived and assisted with opening up the garage. Company 37 and WSEMS also assisted. Company 28 was on scene for about 2.5 hours with a total manpower of 19. The PSP Fire Marshal is investigating.

A special thank you to Engine 230 (Hampden Township) for transferring while we were committed.

Also, a special thank you to Eric Staub of Staub’s Photography for the photographs. We appreciate the work you are doing!

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A Successful Jubilee Day is in the books!!!!

Yesterday, the Washies had plenty of food fun and games available for the crowd of 60,000 people in attendance. As a place with seating for our patrons, we have never disappointed the people in our home cooking. By 8 pm, we sold out of food! In recent years past, we have been unable to do this. The big hitter this year was our Sno Kone & Cotton Candy stand! During the day, the line would hit 15-20 people deep just to wait. We appreciate the support from the community as this was our most SUCCESSFUL Jubilee Day ever for the Washies! We thank everyone who came out and supported us throughout the day. We look forward to seeing you next year.

Just after the “lunch rush'” ABC27’s Meteorologist Ryan Coyle stopped by the firehouse to check on the local food. The crew from ABC27 then videotapped our line workers, interviewed our Vice President Doug Hench and ultimately featured our Master Cook, President Ron Trace cooking our Chicken Corn Soup on kettles. Thank you to ABC27 for stopping by, we appreciate the coverage! You can check out the video here: http://www.abc27.com/video?clipId=9013324&autostart=true

A big thank you to all the members who put countless hours in for Jubilee Day. Jubilee Day for us is not just a one day event. It takes many days before and the days after to prepare, setup, clean and put away all the things we do for just one day. Again, thank you to all of our members and families for the time spent putting into this 1 day event!

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